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Tommyp Oberon Class OTW

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  • Tommyp Oberon Class OTW

    I bought this a few weeks ago with the intention of not building it just selling it on, I was after the WTC but like the shape and don't see many of them around. Looking at the postage labels the previous owner bought it in 2004 and not had chance to do a lot started on the flood holes. It has warped a bit so will need some work to get it all to line up.

    I started the other week couldn't let it just sit there, drilled more flood holes, sanded off the join line between the 2 parts filled and sanded smooth nearly ready to install A frame and prop shafts. Hope won't take me to long to get it in the water will worry about detailing like raising periscopes and opening torpedoes after just wanted to get a sub in the water.
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    Last edited by Kazzer; 08-11-2013, 07:29 PM.

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    Go get 'em, Tommy! Yes, get it in the water first and working well. Then go all anal on it.

    David
    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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    • #3
      Looking forward to this build, as I simply love those big boats, and that OTW Oberon certainly fits the bill. It does appear you are moving along nicely towards its completion, and good luck with that.


      Al,

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      • #4
        Looks great Tom! How do you plan on mounting the dive unit and battery to the hull ?

        Marc

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        • #5
          Hi, sorry been a very long time since last logged on, I've done all the flood holes scribed detail into the deck then work got very busy so this is on hold really annoying. I was going to make some U brackets to hold the WTC and place the battery in the bottom of the hull. Should get on and do some more wouldn’t take too long really to get in the water right must get on with it!!! Will get some more pics

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          • #6
            And it ends.

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            • #7
              Many builds I get very interested in just stop. Life happens I guess.

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              • #8
                Apologies yeah life takes over, had to sell due to wife having a car crash. The insurance did not pay out enough to replace so we had to find some extra funds! Not sure if it ever got finished not heard from the guy for a while. Trying to get back into building a Sheerline Type IID workshop is a mess though

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